The Meters release their second album ‘Look-Ka Py Py’ produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn (1969)

The Meters' 'Look-Ka Py Py' is their instrumental and second studio album produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn and released in December 1969 by JosieTrack Listing : 1.Look-Ka Py Py (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr.) - 03:20 . 2.Rigor Mortis (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr.) - 02:38 . 3.Pungee (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste,…

Sun Ra records ‘The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One’ with his Solar Arkestra (1965)

'The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One' is an album recorded on April 20, 1965 with his Solar Arkestra and released the same year by Esp Disk..Track Listing : 1.Heliocentric (Sun Ra) - 04:00 . 2.Outer Nothingness (Sun Ra) - 07:40 . 3.Other Worlds (Sun Ra) - 04:18 . 4.The Cosmos (Sun Ra) - 07:20 . 5.Of Heavenly Things (Sun Ra) - 05:40 . 6.Nebulae (Sun Ra) - 03:16 . 7.Dancing In The Sun…

Sun Ra records ‘Jazz in Silhouette’ with his Arkestra for Saturn (1959)

Sun Ra's 'Jazz in Silhouette' is an album recorded on March 6, 1959 with his Arkestra and released in May 1959 by Saturn.Track Listing : 1.Enlightenment (Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra) - 05:02 . 2.Saturn (Sun Ra) - 03:37 . 3.Velvet (Sun Ra) - 03:18 . 4.Ancient Aiethopia (Sun Ra) - 09:04 . 5.Hours After (Sun Ra, Everett Turner) - 03:41 . 6.Horoscope (Sun Ra) - 03:43 . 7.Images (Sun Ra) - 03:48 . 8.Blues…

Art Blakey records ‘The Big Beat’ with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter et al (1960)

Art Blakey's 'The Big Beat' is an album recorded on March 6, 1960, with the Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Enlightenment (Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra) - 05:02 . 2.Saturn (Sun Ra) - 03:37 . 3.Velvet (Sun Ra) - 03:18 . 4.Ancient Aiethopia (Sun Ra) - 09:04 . 5.Hours After (Sun Ra, Everett…

Sun Ra & the Arkestra record ‘Sunrise in Different Dimensions’ live in Switzerland (1980)

Sun Ra Arkestra's 'Sunrise in Different Dimensions' is a live album recorded on February 24, 1980 at the Gasthof Morhen in Willisau, Switzerland and released in 1981 by Hathut.Track Listing : 1.Light From A Hidden Sun (Sun Ra) - 03:52 . 2.Pin-Points Of Spiral Prisms (Sun Ra) - 04:41 . 3.Silhouettes Of The Shadow World (Sun Ra) - 07:20 . 4.Cocktails For Two (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 03:21 .…

Sun Ra records ‘Horizon’ with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra (1971)

'Horizon' by Sun Ra and his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra is an album recorded on December 17, 1971 and documenting their first visit to Egypt.Track Listing : 1.Theme Of The Star Gazers (Sun Ra) - 01:21 . 2.Discipline #2 (Sun Ra) - 05:28 . 3.The Shadow World (Sun Ra) - 16:42 . 4.Enlightenment (Sun Ra) - 02:36 . 5.Love In Outer Space (Sun Ra) - 07:12 . 6.Third Planet (Sun Ra) - 06:44 .…

We remember Lester Bowie. ‘Lester, Seriously?’

This day (November 8, 1999), in New York, died Lester Bowie, an American jazz trumpet player composer, bandleader, member of the AACM and cofounder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.Digest Tracklist : w/ Steel Band - Umbria Jazz Festival . w/ Brass Fantasy - Jazzfest Berlin'86 . w/ New York Organ'S Ensemble - Live (1994= . w/ Moussa 'Vieux' Kantè - Nightown Rotterdam1997 . The Art Ensemble Of…

Sun Ra takes his All Stars+ Arkestra to Berlin (1983)

October 29, 1983 - the Sun Ra All Stars - that is Don Cherry (tp,voc), Lester Bowie (tp), Marshall Allen (as,perc), John Gilmore (ts,fl), Archie Shepp (ts,voc), Sun Ra (kb), Richard Davis (b), Clifford Jarvis (d), Philly Joe Jones (d) and Famoudou Don Moye (perc) - participate in Jazztage at Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany

We remember Don Cherry. ‘Global Avant-Gardist’

This day (October 19, 1995), in Malaga, Spain, died Donald Eugene Cherry a.k.a. Don Cherry, an American jazz cornetist .Digest Tracklist : San Sebastian (1986) . With Blood Ulmer/Rashied Ali . Live at Empire Theatre, Paris (1979) . w/ Herbie Hancock - Bemsha Swing . w/ Janusz Muniak Quartet - Unknown . w/The Sound Unity Festival Orchestra - Kangaroo Hoopie . Don Cherry & Orphy Robinson -…

Sun Ra records ‘Mayan Temples’ at Mondial Sound in Milano, Italy (1990)

Sun Ra's 'Mayan Temples' is an album recorded on July 24 & 25, 1990 and released the same year by Black Saint.Track Listing : 1.Dance Of The Language Barrier (Sun Ra) - 03:58 . 2.Bygone (Sun Ra) - 05:15 . 3.Disciple No. 1 (Sun Ra) - 04:57 . 4.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:02 . 5.Prelude To Stargazers (Sun Ra) - 05:17 . 6.Mayan Temples (Sun Ra) - 07:40 . 7.I'Ll Never Be…

This week In Jazz Legends (Special Saxophonists) 26/52

Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Candy Dulfer, Phil Woods, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Paul Desmond, Johnny Griffin, Joe Lovano, Bennie Maupin, Marshall Allen et al, Charlie Rouse, Billy Harper et alThey are the "Jazz Legends (Special Saxophonists)" performers selected among the 406 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Eric Dolphy…

We Remember Sun Ra. ‘Sun In The Sky’

This day (May 30, 1993), in Birmingham, Alabama, died Herman Poole Blount a.k.a Sun Ra, a jazz composer, bandleader and a cosmic philosopher.Digest Tracklist : Sound Of Joy (1988) . w/ Arkestra – Live in France (2009) . w/ Arkestra - I Want To Be Happy (1990) . Retrospective / Face The Music (1989) . Live in Berlin (1986) . w/ Solar Arkestra - Live In West Berlin (1983) . w/ Arkestra – Live…

Happy Birthday Archie Shepp. ‘Good Shepp’

This day (May 24, 1937), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is born Archie Shepp, an African-American jazz saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : & Chucho Valdes Afro-cuban project - Yansa (2011) . Live In Paris (2009) . Live In Venice (2002) . & Ben Sidran - Willow Weep For Me . Mama Rose (1978) . Tracklist : Attica Blues . Blues For Brother George Jackson . Invocation To Mr. Parker . Ballad For A…

Ray Charles records in New-York ‘The Genius of Ray Charles’ (1959)

'The Genius of Ray Charles' is his sixth studio album mixing big band songs with string-backed ballads, recorded on May 6 and June 23, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic. .Track Listing : 1.Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore) - 02:53 . 2.It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) - 02:45 . 3.Alexander'S Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) - 02:53 . 4.Two Years Of Torture (Percy…

Dee Dee Bridgewater releases ‘Dee Dee’s Feathers,’ recorded with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra directed by Irvin Mayfield (2015)

Dee Dee Bridgewater's 'Dee Dee’s Feathers' is a collaborative album recorded with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra directed by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and released on April 20th, 2015 by Masterworks / Okeh Records.Track Listing : 1.One Fine Thing (Harry Connick, Jr.) - 06:32 . 2.What A Wonderful World (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) - 07:21 . 3.Big Chief (Earl King Johnson) - 06:20 . 4.Saint…

Flora Purim records her sixth album ‘Encounter’ with Airto Moreira, Hermeto Pascoal et al (1976)

Flora Purim's 'Encounter' is her sixth album recorded between April 1976 and February 1977 and released in 1977 By Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Windows (Chick Corea) - 05:37 . 2.Latinas (Hermeto Pascoal) - 03:42 . 3.Uri (The Wind) (Googie Coppola, Hermeto Pascoal) - 08:05 . 4.Dedicated To Bruce (Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim) - 04:12 . 5.Above The Rainbow (Mccoy Tyner) - 03:29 . 6.Tomara (I Wish)…

Joe Cocker releases ‘Cocker’ featuring ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ (1986)

Joe Cocker's 'Cocker' feat. 'You Can Leave Your Hat On' is his tenth studio album released in April 1986 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Shelter Me (Nick Distefano) - 05:36 . 2.A To Z (Tom Kimmel) - 04:21 . 3.Don'T You Love Me Anymore (Albert Hammond, Diane Warren) - 05:25 . 4.Living Without Your Love (Michael Bolton, Doug James) - 04:09 . 5.Don'T Drink The Water (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) -…

TLC release ‘FanMail,’ their third album featuring ‘No Scrubs’ (1999)

TLC's 'FanMail' feat. 'No Scrubs' is their third studio album released on February 23, 1999 by Laface.Track Listing : 1.Fanmail (Dallas Austin) - 04:00 . 2.The Vic-E Interpretation (Dallas Austin) - 00:18 . 3.Silly Ho (Dallas Austin) - 04:15 . 4.Whispering Playa (Dallas Austin, Marshall Lorenzo Martin) - 00:52 . 5.No Scrubs (Kevin Shekspere Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle) - 03:34 . 6.I'M…

Lee Morgan records ‘Search for the New Land’ with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, Reggie Workman and Billy Higgins (1964)

Lee Morgan's 'Search for the New Land' is an album recorded on February 15, 1964 with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green,. Reggie Workman & Billy Higgins and released in 1966 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Search For The New Land (Lee Morgan) - 15:45 . 2.The Joker (Lee Morgan) - 05:04 . 3.Mr. Kenyatta (Lee Morgan) - 08:43 . 4.Melancholee (Lee Morgan) - 06:14 . 5.Morgan The Pirate (Lee…

We remember Roy Hargrove. ‘The Groove Factor’

This day (November 2, 2018), in Los Angeles, died Roy Hargrove, an American jazz trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : The Seattle Vibe (2017) . Washington DC (2014) . Seoul Jazz Festival (2013) . Roy Allen (2010) . w/ The Rh-Factor - Rich Man'S Welfare (2009) . Strasbourg Saint Denis (2007) . w/ The Rh-Factor, Renee Neufville - Forget Regret (2005) . w/ Herbie Hancock - Butterfly (2005) . w/ The Rh…

Frank Sinatra records ‘Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First’ with Count Basie and his Orchestra (1962)

Frank Sinatra's 'Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First' is his first a studio album with the Count Basie Orchestra, recorded on October 2–3, 1962 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) – 03:29 . 2.Please Be Kind (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn) – 02:43 . 3.(Love Is) The Tender Trap (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:37 . 4.Looking At The World Through Rose…

Dr. John releases ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,’ a tribute album to Louis Armstrong (2014)

Dr. John's 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' is a tribute album to Louis Armstrong, released on August 19, 2014 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.What A Wonderful World (George Douglas, Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) - 04:10 . 2.Mack The Knife (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 06:13 . 3.Tight Like This (Langston Curl) - 04:51 . 4.I'Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s second album : ‘Chapter Two’ (1970)

Roberta Flack's 'Chapter Two' is her second album, released on August 12, 1970 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Reverend Lee (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:31 . 2.Do What You Gotta Do (Jimmy Webb) - 04:09 . 3.Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan) - 06:14 . 4.Let It Be Me (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) - 05:00 . 5.Gone Away (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Curtis Mayfield) - 05:16 . 6.Until It'S Time For…

Donny Hathaway releases his debut album : ‘Everything Is Everything’ featuring ‘The Ghetto’ (1970)

Donny Hathaway's 'Everything Is Everything' is his first studio album released on July 1, 1970 by Atco.Track Listing : 1.Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) (Richard Evans, Ric Powell, Phil Upchurch) - 03:28 . 2.Je Vous Aime (I Love You) (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Edward Kennedy) - 03:31 . 3.I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles) - 03:51 . 4.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 03:38 .…

Jay-Z releases his debut album : ‘ Reasonable Doubt’ featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. (1996)

Jay-Z' 'Reasonable Doubt' is his debut studio album featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. among others and released on June 25, 1996 by Roc-A-Fella / PriorityTrack Listing : 1.Can'T Knock The Hustle (Shawn Carter, Marcus Miller, Jerome Foster) - 05:17 . . 2.Politics As Usual (Shawn Carter, David Willis, Cynthia Biggs) - 03:41 . . 3.Brooklyn'S Finest (Shawn Carter, Rodolfo Franklin,…